Smoke from nearby fires is causing air quality in Mariposa County to be in the unhealthy range at times today. See the Mariposa County AQI Page for Air Quality information. AQI INFO
LAST UPDATED: Aug 19, 2016 @ 10:15 PM
SMOKE LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO VARY
REMAIN INDOORS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE WHEN SMOKE IS PRESENT.
AVOID OUTDOOR EXERCISE WHEN SMOKE IS PRESENT
For additional information on air quality you can visit the AirNow website at
or the air fire smoke page at:
For either of these sites you can scroll in on the map to Mariposa.
The triangles are monitoring sites. Their color is tied to the AQI levels below.
- Use common sense. If it looks smoky outside it’s probably not a
good time to go for a run. And it’s probably not a good time for your
children to play outdoors.
- If you have a heart or lung disease, if you are an older adult,
or if you have children, talk with your doctor about whether, and when,
you should leave the area.
- If you decide to remain:
- Consider staying indoors to avoid breathing the smoke particles.
- Run your air conditioner, if you have one.
- Keep the fresh air intake closed, and the filters clean, to
prevent bringing additional smoke inside. Note: if you don’t have an air
conditioner, staying inside with the windows closed may be dangerous in
extremely hot weather. In these cases, seek alternative shelters.
- A swamp cooler will not provide this protection, and will pull in the smoky air from outside.
- “Masks” (especially surgical masks or wet bandanas) will not
protect your lungs. If the smoke is that irritating to you, the best
option is to remain indoors or temporarily re-locate.